Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Historic Bridges

Bridge 90608

Bridge 90608

Bridge 90608
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History & significance

Bridge 90608 is a three-span, reinforced, cast-in-place concrete girder bridge constructed by the Work Projects Administration in 1941. The bridge’s railing consists of three metal pipe cross-pieces and concrete end posts and intermediate posts that are rounded and stepped with inscribed vertical lines, reflective of the WPA’s Art Deco/Moderne style. Bridge 90608 is located in a residential neighborhood in the city of Excelsior and carries Minnetonka Boulevard over an inlet of Lake Minnetonka known as St. Albans Bay. It is significant for its aesthetic value demonstrated through its characteristic WPA stylistic elements.

Location

City of Excelsior (Hennepin County)
Latitude, Longitude: 44.90570982, -93.55893220

Bridge features

Bridge 90608

WPA Art Deco/Moderne-inspired
aesthetic treatments including
slightly arched fascia girders, end
posts, and intermediate railing
posts that display rounded and
stepped details with incised
vertical lines, as constructed by the WPA.